Means of Resistance

Not long ago, I was having a discussion with a friend from Catalonia. Catalonia is nation battling a struggle of its own; it is seeking its independence from the Iberian Kingdom of Spain just as we are doing in...

Choking on Silence

East Kurdistan is one of the most heavily assimilated, deeply oppressed and significantly under reported regions of Kurdistan. There are many reasons for this. All political. And all part of Iran’s grand ayatol...

Freedom

The idea of freedom comes up often. Yet, if we do not have a common definition then the word alone has little meaning. Within this article, I will explain my definition of freedom and how it affects ones self. ...

The mountains spoke

Hewraman, where south meets east, shoulder-to-shoulder they become one. Where enforced borders become invisible, the mountaintops reach towards the sun. The border post, a remote and yellow painted block of...

The Battle for Rojava

“The Kurds are Jews and we will not stop until we exterminate them,” a direct quote from Al-Qaeda’s leader, Abu Khalid Altunisi’s at Friday prayer in Tul Abiat, Southern Syria.  Following that speech, Al-Qaeda...

A Peoples hope

It’s early in the morning, almost 6 am. My mother wakes me, she says ‘sleeping on such a day!?’ As the kids come and irritate me, I see them all dressed; they all have brand new clothes on, full of colour, I ev...

Genocide and Lyrics: Music after death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1xIgLja3pU To survive we write, we record, we capture and disseminate, we transcribe and translate. Survival comes not just with a second chance at life, but it comes in the for...